Watch River City’s ‘Big Bob’, Tom Urie read the next in our series of stories for children and families

Paisley Musician and Actor, Tom Urie is the next celebrity to join our Give the Love of Reading Campaign with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Tom Urie, who is an avid reader and passionate storyteller, says he is delighted to back the partnership by reading the Puffin book “Mr Big” by Ed Vere:

Tom said: “I was bowled over to be asked to take part in this incredible project. I’m a lifelong Dolly Parton fan and I think the work that the Imagination Library and Children 1st are doing is incredible.”

“I chose Mr Big by Ed Vere, because it’s about a big guy who’s judged by his appearance -  but people see beyond that when he starts to play the piano and realise that you should never judge a book by its cover. It resonated so much with me!”

Tom showcased his musical talents by writing and recording an original piano tune to feature in the video and bring Mr Big’s story to life.

We are delighted to have support from Tom – and we hope that other avid readers will join him in supporting our ‘Give the love of reading’ campaign.

Watch Tom’s video and find out more about how you can support the campaign.